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If all amendments to present law proposed by a governor’s budget trailer bill now making the rounds are adopted, California could remove the cap on plug-in hybrid green solo-access HOV stickers to 2019 and extend already unlimited white stickers for EVs into 2025. The HOV access perk adopted early this decade for qualified plug-in cars […]

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Since last May plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt and several others effectively cost $3,000 less than their suggested prices in Connecticut, but apparently the word of free money has still not spread very far. What’s this, you ask? Collusion between manufacturers? No, not quite, and technically MSRPs are the […]

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Do you have a spare $7,500 you don’t mind doing without for the next year and a quarter? If you don’t you are certainly not alone, and the last five years of U.S. plug-in car sales have shown buyers who stand to claim a federal tax credit – and in cases state incentives – are […]

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In 2013 Tesla’s Model 3 – then “Model E” – was tentatively projected to be revealed January 2015 in Detroit, last May CEO Elon Musk tweeted it would be shown March 2016, and indeed it will be he said again last week – for the most part. “The first pictures of the Model 3 will […]

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For the past couple years we’ve heard of Hyundai’s pending “Prius Fighter,” and now that the Ioniq will go on sale in the U.S. later this year, in question is what other automakers might also feel the heat? The Ioniq – its name a merger of ion and unique – is to be three cars […]

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Hyundai’s plug-in Sonata was introduced last year alongside its second-generation Hybrid and is both unique and conforming while topping competitors in a few important ways. Its commonality with other midsized hybrid and plug-in hybrid sedans – from Toyota, Ford, Honda, Kia, and Chevrolet – is they fit a formula of roughly 200 horsepower and 40-plus-or-minus […]

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While media have bandied a theoretical “54.5 mpg” national fuel economy target for 2025, actual mpg on window stickers by then may only indicate a fleet-wide average of 35-37 mpg – yet automakers are still reportedly pushing back. In light of cheap gasoline, weaker than hoped-for electrified vehicle sales, and with an upcoming “midterm review” […]

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It’s been half a decade since the first major manufacturer plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) came to the U.S. market, but what would make more sense – a pure EV or plug-in hybrid? To ask this question is sort of like shooting at a moving target as the state of technology and products on the market […]

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The company that invented the minivan over 30 years ago knows its customers, so when it overhauled its outgoing Town & Country and renamed it, Chrysler called its fuel-sipping plug-in variant simply the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid. The “Hybrid” name that’s meant not to confuse mainstream buyers may on the other hand be slightly confusing to […]

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Since the advent of modern plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) in 2008, sales for 2015 were by far the highest and there also was a trading of places among the top-six PEV adopting countries. Rhetoric against plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles is still being voiced but while detractors are kicking at an admittedly small market, the […]

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